Category Archives: Pilates

Pilates by Candlelight 2014

People are already asking me for the date for our special candlelight class!Pilates-by-Candlelight-2014

When we did this class for the first time, we made a little movie:

I hope you can join us, it’s a lovely way to end our Pilates year!

Weds 17th December
Stalybridge Civic Hall 7.30pm
Mon 22nd December
Stalybridge Meths 11:15am
Nicholson’s Droylsden 8pm
Tuesday 23rd December
Nicholson’s Droylsden 11am
Hurst Community Centre 7pm


Buying a mat for Pilates

I like my class members to have their own mat for Pilates.  I made a little video to show you the correct sort:

You need a full length, non slip mat.  Usually ones that are described as for Yoga or Pilates are good.  Be aware of the thickness of the mat.  Budget mats tend to be quite thin, probably about 3mm.  A 6mm mat will offer more comfort if that’s what you like.  ‘Fitness’ mats don’t always work, they often move around on the floor and are not full length.

Where to buy a Pilates mat
If you are shopping in person I would suggest TK Maxx as somewhere you can get a nice mat at a nice price.  You might also find mats at supermarkets and the likes of Aldi but their stock tends to be seasonal.

If you prefer to shop on-line then perhaps Amazon or eBay will have a bargain.  I spotted these 6mm mats on Amazon that seem a good buy.

I often have mats for sale.  Let me know if you’d like me to get one for you to collect at class.

Buying a mat for Pilates

Meet the people I teach

When people are thinking about coming to a group fitness class they are often concerned about ‘fitting in’.   Some are concerned that they are not fit enough, or perhaps worried about what to wear, they think they don’t have the right gear etc.  So I’ve started a little movie project to allow you to meet some of the people I teach.  Today at the Meths church I filmed Lilian, Lesley and Lesley.  As you can see they are all lovely and quite Normal!